Friday, January 30, 2009

Moving on and out one step at a time...

Tonight on the eve of my 51st birthday Michelle & I are taking next steps in our disciple making/multiplying journey. Not sure where we will end up but very sure our disciple multiplying efforts will remain the goal of our lives.

Saying goodbye to Disciple Driven Church and her safety net is exciting and full of the possibility of initiating the launch of many more disciple multiplying movements.

God refuses to let us settle in for very long. With excitement following our first step into the Red Sea or River Jordan we have no clue what that second step will look like. We move forward with the promise that God always honors faith and total dependency upon Him.

These are truly exciting days as we walk in His steps. Keep praying for the disciple multipliers who remain with Disciple Driven Church. And, praise God for His work in their lives.

4 Comments:

At February 01, 2009 3:40 AM, Blogger ChadPeterson said...

Good luck Bob

 
At February 02, 2009 8:37 PM, Anonymous David said...

I notice a lot more "moving on" takes place in the world of lay preachers/pastors/ministers.

Fewer people stay around long term, years to decades, compared to people working in the private sector.

Long term committment is a hard slog, isn't it?

 
At February 03, 2009 2:33 PM, Blogger Joel Smith said...

Congratulations, Bob! Thank God every day for the woman you've married. It takes great faith for our wives to overcome the "security gene" they're born with to follow us as we follow Christ.

Your life at this point reminds me of Oswald Chambers'. He and his wife decided to follow God anywhere and in any way that He pleased. They found themselves living in America, a mansion in England, at a military base in Egypt, and etc. The title of his biography is aptly titled Abandoned to God. I think that's supposed to be the norm for followers of Christ. But it's so hard to do. Get ready for more thrill and joy and surprises and delight.

 
At February 03, 2009 7:25 PM, Blogger Bob Carder said...

Thanks guys - it means allot to know you are in the corner fighting and praying for us.

David, we move on because we are obedient and perhaps because God doesn't want us to get settled into the mundane and become fat and lazy.

Besides that, no risk, no faith! I need to exercise my faith in whatever and wherever.

You are right -we do move around allot, some for good reasons and others for not so good reasons. I pray my moving on is for good reasons. Remember affiliation and maybe location is the only thing that changes here.I'm still going to invest my life in making disciples who also make disciples. And, I am still praying that I would have the privilege of showing you who Jesus is and revealing Him in a personal way to you. You're not a hopeless cause - you are a CAUSE worth fighting for.

 

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